Tuesday, November 8, 2011

founder gift guides - emily

Hopefully you've been checking out our vendor line-up posts each day. We've tried to give you only a little taste to excite you and we encourage you to visit their shops to see more!

As founders of Bijou Market, we are giddy each market walking down the aisles of vendors and it seems each hour that passes our little piles to buy behind the check-out get bigger and bigger!

So, before the market mayhem begins next week, here are our Bijou Market shopping guides. What we're excited to buy for ourselves and everyone else on our lists.

First up, Emily Frame:

I can usually find something for just about everyone on my Christmas shopping list at Bijou.
If I am truly stumped, AnneMade Jams always come to the rescue! For my boys (my husband and two sons), I can never have enough hand-knit goodness from Mutze by Ashley. For gift swaps with friends or siblings Dejavu Old & New always has something that fits perfectly. Bijou never has a shortage on darling accessories for girls, and even though I don't have any yet, my nieces would look darling in
any of the pieces by A Pinch of Peach or Wendy & Peter.

 Another gift that is as versatile as it is fun are the vintage lunch trays from Blue Door. We sold hundreds of these last market, and for good reason. They have so many purposes, anyone would love a set. Whether it be to make lunch more fun for my 20 month old, or to give some order to my junk drawer (a Christmas present for my husband no doubt) the possibilities are endless.

Whenever we have guests at our house we always get so many compliments on all our framed prints. Every single one came from a vendor at Bijou Market! I love adding to the collection each season!

These Fork/Knife/Spoon prints by Twig would be so great framed side by side in any kitchen, but particularly mine.

and you can't never have too many watercolors by AshMae. (I've got 4 so far!)

I'm not going to lie, by the time we open for business each market, I feel pretty entitled to spoiling myself.  The hard work and energy put in by each person involved with the market is almost tangible, and I can't help but support our amazing vendors! And if that support ends up being a little something for me, so be it!

This year those little somethings are taking shape in the form of a Lulu wrap for my 3 month old and a buttery soft leather bag from Annilygreen.

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